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also pi·rosh·ki  (pĭ-rôsh′kē, -rŏsh′-)
Small Russian pastries filled with finely chopped meat, vegetables, or fruit, and baked or fried.

[Russian, pl. of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog, pie; see pierogi.]


(pɪˈrɒʃkɪ) or


pl n, sing pirozhok (ˈpɪrəˌʒɒk)
(Cookery) small triangular pastries filled with meat, vegetables, etc
[C20: from Russian, from pirozhók, diminutive of pirog]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pirozhki - small fruit or meat turnover baked or fried
turnover - a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling
Russia, Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR - a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
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Russia's embassy to India showcased Russian pies, pirozhki, and Russian-style shish kebabs at the Delhi International Bazaar (Sanjiev, 2013).
Which is why when Olya Morgen and her husband Brian sit down to watch the Winter Games next month, they're planning to enjoy a feast of potato salad and pirozhki.
We also should ask why support for the era of Soviet communism, a decades-long totalitarian nightmare responsible for the deaths of millions of people, is best represented by a woman who looks like she spends her days making homemade pirozhki and blini for her grandchildren.
Anyone thinking of preparing Russian food might come up with a menu including Borscht - a tasty beetroot soup, blini - a thin pancake and pirozhki - small stuffed buns.
This was a reproach aimed at a factory director who had provoked the workers by saying that after a price increase, they would have to eat pirozhki filled with pluck instead of meat.
But a Sunday afternoon crowd of about 50 grew to only about 100 people, who came to taste the Slavic wines and beers, and nibble on the goulash and borscht and pirozhki, as one of America's top traditional Russian song and dance troupes, New York City-based Barynya, performed.
Most books include a considerable number of recipes that, while prepared by Jews, are recognizably Russian; included in this category are composed salads, pancakes of various kinds, and pirozhki.